Public Policy and the Law

Civil Death, Incarceration, and Their Effects in the United States

Posted: July 24, 2020 at 12:21 pm

Mass conviction, mass incarceration, and mass disenfranchisement currently deprive millions of Americans of civil and voting rights. Civil death, while initially framed as related to a crime or infraction of law, continues to follow the formerly incarcerated to the grave. This presentation examines the backstory of these policies, the historic racial implications, interpretations of human […]

A/V requirements: LCD Projector, Screen

Patricia A. Maulden

Mass Fatality Investigations and War Crimes

Posted: May 14, 2020 at 12:23 pm

Dr. Falsetti has been deployed to many mass fatality situations including military mishaps, commercial airline mass disasters (American Eagle, TWA 800), domestic terrorism (Oklahoma City Bombing), foreign terrorism (World Trade Center), and natural disasters (GA Floods, Thai Tsunami and Haitian Earthquake). In Bosnia & Herzegovina, Anthony managed mortuaries and field teams whose mission was to […]

Anthony Falsetti

Forensic Anthropology and Death Investigation

Posted: May 14, 2020 at 12:21 pm

Forensic anthropology is the examination of human skeletal remains for law enforcement agencies to help with the recovery of human remains, to determine the identity of unidentified human remains, interpret trauma, and estimate time since death. Physical anthropologists develop methods to evaluate bones to understand people who lived in the past. Such questions might include: […]

A/V requirements: None

Anthony Falsetti

Current Events

Posted: December 16, 2019 at 8:30 pm, Last Updated: December 16, 2019 at 8:31 pm

Immigration, Demographic Change, Populism, Nativism, Backlash, Minority Politics, Islam, Identity Politics, Brexit, White Working Class Voters, United States, Europe, Middle East, Policy Communication

A/V requirements: Internet, Laptop, LCD Projector, Screen

Justin Gest

Reputation Management in Contemporary Policy Debates

Posted: August 20, 2019 at 7:17 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 7:42 pm

Reputation management has become more complicated because of new Internet realities and practices. The contemporary media environment is conducive to the spread of negativity and misinformation in public discourse. Social media normalize subversive rhetoric and personal attacks in political discourse regarding central issues in public policy (health care, climate change, etc). It has become more […]

A/V requirements: Laptop, LCD Screen

Sergei A. Samoilenko

Mexico-U.S. Relations; Organized Crime; Immigration; Border Security, and Human Trafficking

Posted: June 12, 2019 at 2:14 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 2:13 pm

I can talk about the topics mentioned above. Presentation is available remotely/virtually.

A/V requirements: Internet Access, Laptop, LCD Projector, Screen

Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera

Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera

Posted: June 12, 2019 at 2:10 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 2:11 pm

Available to present remotely/virtually. Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera (Ph.D. in Political Science, The New School for Social Research) is Associate Professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University. Her areas of expertise are Mexico-US relations, organized crime, immigration, border security, and human trafficking. Her newest book is titled Los Zetas Inc.: Criminal Corporations, […]

Foreign Intelligence

Posted: December 18, 2018 at 8:45 pm, Last Updated: December 18, 2018 at 8:59 pm

How does the U.S. conduct foreign intelligence.

A/V requirements: None

Robert L. Deitz

Robert L. Deitz

Posted: December 18, 2018 at 8:43 pm, Last Updated: December 18, 2018 at 9:00 pm

Lawyer in private practice; general counsel NSA; senior councilor to the direct CIA; professor of public policy.

Implementing Policy/Practice Reform in U.S. Corrections Agencies

Posted: September 19, 2017 at 3:24 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 8:00 pm

As organizations move scientific, scholarly research into work environments, our knowledge of implementation processes grows. However, scholars still know little about how managers and staff acquire knowledge about evidence-based or evidence-informed practices (EBPs/EIPs), how much they understand them and how they are used. This study examines how organizational actors understand, negotiate and implement reforms including EBPs in community […]

A/V requirements: LCD Projector

Danielle S. Rudes

Danielle S. Rudes

Posted: September 19, 2017 at 3:22 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 8:00 pm

Available to present remotely/virtually. Danielle S. Rudes, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Criminology, Law and Society and the Deputy Director of the Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence (ACE!) at George Mason University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Rudes is an expert qualitative researcher whose methods include ethnographic observation, […]

Amy Murphy

Posted: February 24, 2015 at 7:40 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 3:55 pm

Available to present remotely/virtually. Amy Murphy, MPP, joined the Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence (ACE!) in 2009. Amy serves as Project Director for the RNR Simulation Tool, an online suite of tools that operationalizes the Risk-Need-Responsivity principles. Amy’s additional projects at ACE include SOARING 2, an eLearning curriculum for criminal justice supervision officers, JSTEPS, an […]

Why Everyone Should Care About the Problem of the Healthcare Uninsured

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 8:21 pm

The number of health care uninsured continues to grow, adding to the problem of growing health care costs, public health problems and growing business sector personnel costs. This presentation outlines the causes and consequences of health uninsurance and what public and private sector options can be used to address this complex problem.

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen

P.J. Maddox

White House Czars and the Decline of Democratic Accountability

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 8:16 pm, Last Updated: March 22, 2017 at 7:19 pm

Presidents increasingly have appointed so-called czars to make policy, administer programs, and allocate budgets. The practice is controversial given that these newly created offices are not confirmed and not subject to testify. The presentation covers the history and growth of presidential use of czars and then assesses the Obama Administration’s continued and expanded use of […]

A/V requirements: None

Mark J. Rozell

Transportation and Air Quality

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 7:53 pm, Last Updated: January 9, 2020 at 1:08 pm

The role of transportation on regional air quality, mitigation and policy implications.

A/V requirements: None

Mohan Venigalla

President v. Congress: The Constitution and the Growth of Presidential Powers

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 2:10 pm, Last Updated: March 22, 2017 at 7:20 pm

An analysis of the evolution of presidential powers and what Congress can do to check presidents who overreach their authority.

A/V requirements: Laptop, LCD, Screen

Mark J. Rozell

Poverty, Inequality, and Conflict

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 1:45 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 8:04 pm

How do poverty and inequality generate violent conflict even in a wealthy nation like the U.S.A.? What can be done to alter or eliminate the root causes of crime, structural violence, and war? This lecture brings the insights of conflict analysis and resolution to bear on an increasingly critical domestic problem. Presentation is available remotely/virtually.

A/V requirements: None

Richard Rubenstein

Highways, Land Use, Transit and Transportation Policy, Planning & Finance

Posted: September 26, 2014 at 7:09 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 2:52 pm

Transportation funding, finance, the Interstate Highway System, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), transportation and land use, technological standardization, and information systems strategic planning, infrastructure banks, secondary road policy, transportation planning and urban development, environmental impact, and decision making. Presentation is available remotely/virtually.

A/V requirements: Laptop, LCD, Screen

Jonathan Gifford

Health Policy

Posted: September 26, 2014 at 7:01 pm, Last Updated: July 23, 2019 at 6:27 pm

Health Care Reform. Professor Alison Cuellar can address the following topics regarding health care reform: health care merger, private health insurance, employer provided health insurance, medicare, medicaid, mental health and substance abuse treatment.

A/V requirements: None

Alison Cuellar

Financial Regulations

Posted: September 26, 2014 at 6:04 pm

Current federal and state regulations of financial services companies and their impact on financial institution and market performance.

A/V requirements: Internet, Laptop, LCD, Screen

Jerry Hanweck